For questions about the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" franchise spanning film, television, novels and comics. The titular character, Buffy Summers, is chosen to be the Slayer.
The idea was resurrected as a television series for the WB in 1997 (the series moved to the UPN network for its sixth season, in 2001). Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran for 7 seasons from 1997 to 2003. Sarah Michelle Gellar portrayed Buffy for all 144 episodes.
Dark Horse Comics published a Joss Whedon-helmed canonical follow-up to the Buffy TV series in comic book form. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight spanned 40 issues from 2007 to 2011. Season Nine's first issue was released in August, 2011.